News from the Government and Government Offices
Sweden best in the EU on gender equality
Sweden tops the EU Gender Equality Index in 2017, ahead of Denmark, Finland and the Netherlands. This news was presented today in Brussels at a conference organised by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE).
Budget Bill for 2018: Building our society – investing for the future
The Budget Bill for 2018 presented to the Riksdag today contains the Government’s proposals to continue building our society.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven held a speech in the UN Security Council
This week, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate and Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin and Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström are taking part in the opening of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. On Wednesday, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven held a speech in the UN Security Council. Among other things, he mentioned that "peacekeeping and prevention can, should and must go hand in hand".
Opening of the 2017/18 Riksdag session
The 2017/18 Riksdag session opened on Tuesday 12 September. The regional theme for the opening this year was southern Sweden. At the request of the Speaker Urban Ahlin, King Carl XVI Gustaf declared the 2017/18 Riksdag session open. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven read the Statement of Government Policy and presented the Government's intended policies for the coming year.
The Swedish Government’s overall EU priorities 2017
In its EU-related work in 2017, the Government is giving priority to three particular areas: a Europe for jobs and inclusive growth; a more ambitious climate, energy and environmental policy; and a solidarity-based refugee and migration policy and a secure world.
Statement of Foreign Policy 2017
On Wednesday 15 February 2017, Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström presented the Statement of Foreign Policy to the Riksdag.
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